Huntington Ramen has expanded to Downtown Fullerton. The menu–with bowls of ramen, sushi, and appetizers such as homemade tofu–remains the same as it was from the original store in Huntington Beach. 1325 E Chapman Ave., Fullerton, CA 92831
The ramen chain Hakata Ikkousha has opened a new restaurant in Lake Forest. Menu items are the same if not similar to the one in Costa Mesa. 22611 Lake Forest Dr., Lake Forest, CA 92630
Braizen Sexy Sandwiches has opened in Santa Ana under the shadow of the DoubleTree Hotel at Main and MacArthur. The shop offers an array of hot sandwiches including pot roast on ciabatta, guajillo pork tortas, and a pork belly banh mis. 31 E Macarthur Cres Ste 102, Santa Ana, CA 92707
C FruitLife, a Hong Kong-based shaved snow shop, has opened in Irvine at Heritage Plaza. Pastries, ice cream, and a variety of savory dishes such as hot wings and crispy fried chicken are also served. 14210 Culver Dr. Ste G, Irvine, CA 92604
A new pool hall that sells fruit and boba drinks called iBilliardsClub has opened in Garden Grove. 14241 Euclid St. Ste 101-104, Garden Grove, CA 92843
Edwin Goei was born on the island of Java, grew up in La Habra, studied in Irvine, and eats everywhere. Before becoming an award-winning restaurant critic for OC Weekly in 2007, he went by the alias “elmomonster” on his blog Monster Munching, in which he once wrote a whole review in haiku.